Creator User Type

Build web maps and apps

Foundational user type for ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise

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About the Creator user type

Transform your data into web maps that answer questions and encourage exploration using ArcGIS Online, Esri's software-as-a-service (SaaS) mapping software. The Creator user type license is the way to get started with ArcGIS Online. It gives you the ability to collaboratively build maps and apps, perform spatial analysis, collect data, and share your story. You can also use a variety of powerful apps. GIS specialists, asset managers, and data journalists are likely to find the Creator user type a good fit for their job responsibilities. The Creator is a foundational user type, which means it can administer ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise and can be purchased independently or paired with other user types.


With the Creator user type, you can perform the following capabilities:


Included and add-on apps

Essential Apps

The Creator user type includes the following essential apps:


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GIS Professional

Create web maps with ArcGIS Online
Produce advanced maps using ArcGIS Pro 
Access authoritative data to accelerate your work and expand analysis
Create and manage 2D and 3D location data

Combine 3D, CAD, imagery, and other data types on a single map
Analyze data to understand trends

Perform exploratory, statistical, link, and spatial analyses in one place
Use scientific analytical tools to deepen your understanding
Collaborate with team members

Share maps with your team or the public

Administer users and content within the organization

Included ArcGIS Online credits

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